The sons of NFL legends don’t always work out, but there is plenty of excitement and buzz about one sophomore running back with the Stanford Cardinal. Barry Sanders Jr., yes, the son of Detroit Lions great Barry Sanders, has seen limited playing time, but that hasn’t stopped many from hyping him up and looking forward to the time where he will finally get a featured role.
On Saturday, Sanders was able to get in the team’s 55-17 blowout win over the Washington State Cougars and he gave us all a glimpse of why people are so excited.
There was one play where Sanders caught the ball, tucked it away and appeared headed right in to the arms of a defender, but he planted his foot in the ground and gave a beautiful cut that had everyone’s jaws dropping on the floor.
Here is a video of Sanders Jr.’s incredible juke that left the defender tackling air. It truly was a very familiar sight:
You know what they say… like father, like son.
Sanders has just four carries this season, but he has been able to average nine yards per run. It’s going to be exciting seeing him play once he gets the chance for a bigger role in the offense.